Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Animal Welfare and Rights (动物福利和权利)

Animal welfare group plans largest rescue of Chinese bile bears
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-bears-idUSBREA3E0B820140415

Consumer Product Safety (消费品安全)

Walmart tells Beijing to improve food labelling rules
The Telegraph, April 14, 2014
www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/retailandconsumer/10766396/Walmart-tells-Beijing-to-improve-food-labelling-rules.html

Domestic security (国内安全)

China stresses need for stability at first meeting of new security council
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-defence-idUSBREA3E0OA20140415?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

Environment (环境)

兰州威立雅拒绝迟报瞒报水检结果指责 (Lanzhou water company rejects accusations of cover-up in tap water contamination accident)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140414_lanzhou_water_pollution.shtml

Related:
兰州市民或已饮8天苯超标水 (Lanzhou residents possibly drank contaminated water for 8 days without knowing)
Beijing News, April 15, 2014
www.bjnews.com.cn/inside/2014/04/15/313051.html

China to probe Veolia unit over reporting of water pollution
Reuters, April 14, 2014
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/04/14/china-water-veolia-idUKL3N0N623G20140414

Hong Kong (香港)

国务院港澳办主任:特首爱国爱港是基本政治伦理 (Beijing: HK Chief Executive should love their country, no matter what political system in HK)
Caijing, April 15, 2014
politics.caijing.com.cn/2014-04-15/114097979.html

Talk on Hong Kong political reform in China divides
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
www.bbc.com/news/blogs-china-blog-27020040

Human Rights Defenders (人权卫士)

杨匡“偷越国边境”案择期宣判 声援人士途中遭拦截 (No verdict in Shenzhen trial of HK activist Yang Kuang for “illegal border-crossing,” supporters intercepted by police)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/renquanfazhi/sy2-04142014101548.html

Related:
Hong Kong activist pledges to continue human rights fight at trial in Shenzhen
South China Morning Post, April 15, 2014
http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482423/activist-yang-kuang-speaks-out-human-rights-trial-shenzhen

Who Is Xu Zhiyong— an interview with Dr. Teng Biao
曹雅学:谁是许志永—— 与滕彪博士的访谈
New Citizens Movement (Translation by China Change), April 11, 2014
EN, Part 1: http://chinachange.org/2014/04/10/who-is-xu-zhiyong/
EN, Part 2: http://chinachange.org/2014/04/13/who-is-xu-zhiyong-2/
CH: http://xgmyd.com/archives/1914

Information Control (信息控制)

China’s latest crackdown on porn has little to do with porn
Quartz, April 14, 2014
qz.com/198932/china-latest-crackdown-on-porn-has-little-to-do-with-porn/

International Human Rights (国际人权)

英国外交部对中方滞后人权对话感到失望 (UK foreign office disappointed at postponement of human rights dialogue with China)
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014
www.rfa.org/mandarin/yataibaodao/junshiwaijiao/zaa-04142014124321.html

Related:
China angered by Britain's report on human rights, cancels talks
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-britain-china-rights-idUSBREA3E0FN20140415?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

China tells U.S. to stop “gesticulating” on rights cases
Reuters, April 14, 2014
www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/14/us-china-usa-rights-idUSBREA3D0GC20140414

International Relations (Security, Trade and Investment) 国际关系(安全,贸易和投资)

China angered by U.S. environment chief's visit to Taiwan
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/us-china-usa-taiwan-idUSBREA3E0N220140415

June Fourth (六四)

从纪念胡耀邦看人格魅力推动政改 (Hu Yaobang a prime example of reforms driven by charismatic leaders)
British Broadcasting Corporation, April 14, 2014
www.bbc.co.uk/zhongwen/simp/china/2014/04/140414_huyaobang_25anniversary.shtml

After 25 years of amnesia, remembering a forgotten Tiananmen
National Public Radio, April 15, 2014
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/15/301433547/after-25-years-of-amnesia-remembering-a-forgotten-tiananmen?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=share&utm_medium=twitter

Labor (劳工)

河南省一千多名教师因工资短缺发动罢课 (Over 1,000 Henan teachers go on strike to protest low salaries)
Radio France International, April 13, 2014
www.chinese.rfi.fr/中国/20140413-河南省一千多名教师因工 资短缺发动罢课

China convicts hospital workers after high-profile labour protest
Reuters, April 15, 2014
http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/04/15/china-labour-idUSL3N0N71WY20140415

Land, Property, Housing (土地、财产、房屋)

China's “eco-cities”: empty of hospitals, shopping centres and people
The Guardian, April 14, 2014
www.theguardian.com/cities/2014/apr/14/china-tianjin-eco-city-empty-hospitals-people

Protests and Petitions (抗议和请愿)

Thousands clash with Chinese police in crematorium protests
Radio Free Asia, April 14, 2014
http://www.rfa.org/english/news/china/crematorium-04142014150354.html